Big Ted

The Teddy Bear Museum

The Dorset Teddy Bear Museum is Dorchester's wonderful family museum, with Edward Bear and his family of people-sized bears, in Teddy Bear House. Meet all the family and enjoy the Museum's wonderful collection of teddy bears.

From the earliest antique teddy bears to today's TV favourites, over 100 years of teddy bears are displayed within the Museum that range from early antique bears to modern favourites from all parts of the teddy bear world.

England's unique Teddy Bear Museum is a fun family museum that will charm and delight teddy bear lovers of all ages. It's an enchanting treat not to be missed!

There are bears of all kinds and all sizes to thrill everyone from the very young to the young at heart. A visit is a journey through childhood's memory lane. All the bears are waiting to greet you!

You'll want to take them all home - so be sure to visit the museum's charming period shop – a must for teddy bear collectors and lovers stocking new and vintage teddy bears including Steiff, Merrythought, Dean's, Gund & many more.


OPENING TIMES ARE VARIABLE - PLEASE PHONE 01305 269741 for more details

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